Finally, 174 more positive tests were counted from Sunday to Monday.
Dr Tony Holohan, Chief Medical Officer, Department of Health, said: "If you have symptoms of Covid-19, if you are waiting for a test result or if you are a confirmed case, you must self-isolate for 10 days from when you first develop symptoms".
A total of 3,713 people across the province are in self-isolation due to COVID-19 exposure, with 11,687 people having been diagnosed with COVID-19 since the pandemic began and 253 having died from it.
That could change quickly if behaviours change, Henry said.
The Wyoming death total from COVID-19 remains unchanged at 57. "This virus has not gone away".
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However, she said B.C.is not seeing exponential growth.
"It makes it more hard as well to keep those important things in our community going, like our surgery restarts and other services", she said. According to the latest data from the federal government, over 8.5 million people have now been tested for COVID-19 in Canada.
There are four new outbreaks at long-term care or assisted living facilities.
Six weeks into the school year, there has been limited transmission and no widespread outbreaks of COVID-19, a sign that safety measures taken in schools are working, Henry said. The agency Monday showed 478 confirmed cases and 18 probables in Dickinson County, with 123 recovered, five deaths and 368 cases still active.
"We need, however, to make sure that we are doing what we can to avoid a steep and sudden increase in cases that we have seen in other parts of Canada, in neighbouring countries, and across the world".